What to do in Queenstown for the Winter Festival

12 May 2018 | snap news by Patrick

From the 21st through to the 24th June, Queenstown will come alive with vibrancy, fun and playfulness as the annual Winter Festival rolls into town. Welcoming all Winter lovers, our favourite little snowy town has been throwing this party for the last 43 years, so they sure know how to host.

There’s a few things you’ll be wanting to do in advance to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun, so shake out your mittens, dust off that fabulous Winter coat and start preparing for the best dose of South Island fun you’ll have this season!Queenstown Fest

Accomodation
Queenstown becomes a pretty popular place around this time, and that’s just putting it mildly! So make sure you book well in advance for somewhere to rest your weary head for the night. Luckily, even if you’re finding it tough to find a spot in the centre, there’s neighbouring Frankton, Arrowtown and even Wanaka to choose from too.

Queenstown Winter

Festival Programme
Those that know how to festival well, will know it’s handy to go in with a plan. Check out the Winter Festival’s official schedule, and have a team meeting to decide what might have to be missed, and what you absolutely must get to.

Our picks?

The Monteith’s Dog Derby

When:    Friday 22 June
Where:   Cardrona Alpine Resort
Time:     12pm
Cost:      Free to watch

Old Mout Dodgeball Champs

When: Friday 22 June
Where: Festival Village at Earnslaw Park
Time: 12pm
Cost: Free, R18 – Entries open!

The Black Seeds and The Feelers

When:   Sunday 24 June
Where:  The Bath House Stage
Time:    12pm – 5pm
Cost:     FREE EVENT

Dog Derby Sean-Sox.
Getting There

Does all that tickle your fancy? Then another key part of attending this epic Winter event is simply getting there! Lucky we’ve made that part easy for you. Simply book a Snap car and then pick up from any of our locations around the country, or even better, grab the keys to a Snap rental from our new Queenstown store.

See you there!

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